Police to investigate lockdown violations at Boris Johnson residence

Jan 25, 2022: According to a Reuters report, British police will investigate alleged lockdown violations at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Downing Street residence, following evidence from government inspections of gatherings at the venue.

Johnson is fighting for his political survival after new allegations that he broke COVID-19 lockdown rules by attending a surprise birthday party in Downing Street when social gatherings inside the home were banned.

That added to a long list of alleged lockdown breaches in Downing Street, including one ‘bring your own booze’ party, which Johnson has said he attended thinking it was a work event.

Police will now investigate, London’s Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick announced.

“I can confirm that the Met (Metropolitan Police) is now investigating a number of events that took place at Downing Street and Whitehall in the last two years in relation to potential breaches of COVID-19 regulations,” she said.

The police investigation could delay Johnson’s commission’s internal inquiry, which was conducted by senior official Sue Gray, who is expected to report her findings later this week in what was seen as a key moment for Johnson’s future as prime minister.

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